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Holiday Gift Showcase 2009

Making a list and checking it twice? Don’t forget to include these wonderfully unique (and wonderfully local) gift ideas.

Holiday Gift Showcase 2009
Photo by Tood Buchanan or Supplied

1 ILLUME VINTAGE CERAMICS filled with fragrances from our popular Winter Bliss Collection. A ring of antique bronze forms a gorgeous hinge and clasp, transforming these candles into instant keepsakes. Vintage Ceramics: fragranced treasures ($20 each). www.illumecandles.com 2 MINNESOTA MONTHLY FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE Tickets to the 16th Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience Feb. 20-21, 2010 are perfect gifts for the hard-to-buy-for wine enthusiasts in your life! ($65 in advance, $70 at the door). www.foodwineshow.com



1 LISA NELSON DESIGNS Hand-stamped jewelry made from sterling silver, gold-fill and copper, with Swarovski crystals, pearls, and gemstones as accents. Personalize as you wish. (Jewelry ranges from $30-200). 763-560-6060. www.lisanelsondesigns.com 2 FLIRT BOUTIQUE Blush Lingerie camisole and bikini ($72), ostrich feather tickler ($7.50), and Filles de Illes sparkling floral perfume ($48). 177 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. 651-698-3962. www.flirt-boutique.com 3 BLACK NATIVITY: A SEASON FOR CHANGE! Dec. 3 through Dec. 27. This inspiring gospel journey makes the perfect holiday gift! Order your tickets today. Penumbra Theatre Company, 270 Kent St., St. Paul. 651-224-3180. www.penumbratheatre.org 4 THE GRAND HAND GALLERY Beautiful globe ornaments created by local ceramic artist Emily Dyer, who found color and pattern inspiration at her family’s South Minneapolis quilt store. ($36/each.) 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul. 651-312-1122. www.thegrandhand.com 5 PHIL THOMPSON’S creatively arranged “A Medley of Christmas” is being featured in “Home for the Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas”: an acoustic charity compilation including 15 of Minnesota’s Musical A-List including tracks by Tim Mahoney, The Blenders, GB Leighton, Katie McMahon, Mick Sterling, Patty Peterson and many more. The CD ($9.99 in all Metro Target Stores and on iTunes) is also being sold at the one-night concert event “Home for the Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas” at the Pantages Theatre on December 10th with many of the performances from the CD (tickets through Hennepin Theatre District & Ticketmaster). See all of Phil’s additional performances and official holiday store at www.philthompson.com



1 SEASONAL LIVING Branded with inspiration and sentiment, this charming Birch Hearts Snowman statue series features signature birch wood accents and intricate pewter detailing. Perfect for gift-giving. ($32.99). 300 N. Garden, Mall of America. 952-854-1110. www.seasonallivingmn.com 2 PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE The ladies are back with an all-new musical comedy, “Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” running through Jan. 24, 2010. Our gift certificates and original cast CDs make great stocking stuffers! ($25-38). 2705 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth. 763-553-1600. www.plymouthplayhouse.com 3 ROSEDALE CENTER GIFT CARDS Available now at Guest Services in denominations of $20 to $300. Finally, a plaid that goes with everything. 10 Rosedale Center, Roseville. 651-633-0872. www.myrosedale.com 4 pH OREM Skincare Protect and pucker up this holiday season with our exclusive Julie Hewett Los Angeles camellia flower oil* based lip products (*secret of the geishas). Shown in Rose, Ruby, and Untinted. ($20). 718 Washington Ave. N., Suite 302, Minneapolis. 612-339-1905. www.phorem.com 5 SPALON MONTAGE Give the gift of peace and relaxation this holiday season with the Spalon Montage Comfort & Joy Retreat special (massage, facial, manicure, hair treatment, lunch and more). Purchase any Spalon Retreat and receive over $300 in gift cards from area businesses - while supplies last. ($199). Spalon Montage locations in Chanhassen, Edina, and Woodbury. 952-915-2900. www.spalon.com 6 SUNDARA INN & SPA As memorable as an escape halfway around the world, yet Sundara is close to home with intimate accommodations and soothing spa services. Purchase $250 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card for yourself. 920 Canyon Rd., Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 53965. 888-735-8181. www.sundaraspa.com 7 CLAY COYOTE GALLERY Flameware Ceramic Stovetop 10-inch Skillet—food tastes better cooked in clay pots. For the chef in your life, Clay Coyote Pottery’s new flameware goes from stovetop to oven to table ($85). 17614 240th St., Hutchinson, MN 55350. 888-737-4014. www.claycoyote.com

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